SALEM - A new rule that requires restaurant cooks in Oregon to wear gloves is being delayed. The
One of the new Oregon Food Sanitation rules would prohibit bare-hand contact with "ready-to-eat food," as part of efforts to prevent food-borne illness.
The rule is part of compliance with the 2009 Federal Food Code.
The Oregon Health Authority will hold another hearing on the rule in August in which comments will be take from the public.
The rule suggests food handlers should change gloves after handling raw meat, fish, or poultry, if they become soiled or torn, before beginning a different task and before handling ready-to-eat food.
No date has been set for implementation of the rule.